South Fontana Park

Project Description

The South Fontana Park will be located on Santa Ana Avenue between Cypress Avenue and Juniper Avenue. It will provide a high-quality recreation area with activities for all ages. From athletes to dog walkers to picnickers, everyone will have their niche within South Fontana Park.

On October 22, 2018, a land dedication ceremony was held to officially announce the future park. The 17-acre park is designed to feature:

  • Four synthetic turf football/soccer fields
  • Sports lighting for nighttime play
  • ADA accessible playground/tot lot area
  • Picnic/seating areas
  • Concessions, storage, and restroom buildings
  • Walking path


Mid 2011Conceptual design work initiated when the City anticipates the acquisition of former chicken egg ranch property on Santa Ana Avenue between Oleander and Cypress Avenues.
Late 2011Project shelved, alongside Central City Park, after State dissolves all redevelopment agencies.
Late 2018Project restarted and park location moves one block east to Santa Ana Avenue between Cypress and Juniper Avenues. Staff resumes work on construction plans and documents. The City acquires the property and holds a land dedication ceremony.
Late 2019California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) review completed and approved. Notice of Decision (NOD) filed with the State.
Mid 2020City receives a cost estimation of $19.5 million.
Late 2020Layout of amenities re-designed.
Early 2021Staff resumes work on construction plans and funding.
Mid 2021Park is fully funded following budget approval. Staff continues work to put the project out to bid. 
Next StepsOnce the project completes the bidding process, a contract will be awarded. Groundbreaking is anticipated early 2022.

South Fontana Sports Park 2020

Community Update Meeting

A virtual community meeting was held on Wednesday, October 28, 2020, to discuss updates on the South Fontana Park, as well as answer questions from the community. Watch the full meeting below.